Miraval group appoints new president and CEO

The Miraval resort group has appointed Steven A Rudnitsky president and chief executive.

Rudnitsky has been tasked with growing the Miraval portfolio of resort, spa and wellness destinations globally, as well as supporting the international expansion of skincare brand Espa which, like Miaraval, is part of KSL Capital Partners portfolio of investments.

Michael Shannon, Miraval group chairman of the board and one of the founders of KSL Capital Partners, said: “Steve Rudnitsky will marshal the resources needed to capitalize and grow the portfolios of both Miraval and Espa.”

Rudnitsky previous roles include six years as president and chief executive of Dolce Hotels & Resorts and two years as president and chief executive of Wyndham Worldwide.

He also has many years’ experience in the consumer packaged goods sector, including several senior roles within PepsiCo and Krafts.

Shannon said: “Steve has built a reputation for generating strong top and bottom-line growth, turning around distressed businesses and expanding into global markets.”

While Rudnitsky’s remit will eventually include international markets, Shannon explained:

“He will initially concentrate on developing Miraval resorts and spas as well as Espa spas and product sales throughout the United States.”